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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE 1. Science and the Environment 2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 3. Basic Needs of Living Things 4. Populations and Communities 5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance 6. Wild Species and Biodiversity 7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES 8. The Human Population 9. Population and Development 10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use 11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems 12. The Production and Distribution of Food 13. Pests and Pest Control IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY 14. Energy from Fossil Fuels 15. Nuclear Power 16. Renewable Energy V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION 17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health 18. Global Climate Change 19. Atmospheric Pollution 20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention 21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery 22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles Appendix A Environmental Organizations Appendix B Units of Measure Appendix C Units of Measure Credits Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134011271 20160704
For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology. Equipping Learners to Understand the Roles of Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship The Thirteenth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the reader-friendly approach with built-in tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller. Presenting the most current and relevant Environmental Science issues and research along with new Concept Check questions and Understand the Data questions, the text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to help readers understand the science behind environmental issues. Also available with MasteringEnvironmentalScience(TM). MasteringEnvironmentalScience is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. For the Thirteenth Edition, MasteringEnvironmentalScience has been significantly updated to include new video assignments that expose students to real environmental issues and new coaching activities that help students build science literacy skills. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringEnvironmentalScience does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringEnvironmentalScience, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience, search for: 013394591X / 9780133945911 Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future Plus MasteringEnvironmentalScience with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134011279 / 978013401127 Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future*0134245601 / 9780134245607 MasteringEnvironmentalScience with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future.
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xxiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Individuals, Societies, and Pragmatic Environmentalism Part I : Living in a Material World 2. Greenhouse Gases: Warmer Isn't Better 3. Waste: Our Sinks Are Almost Sunk 4. Biodiversity: Society Wouldn't Exist Without It 5. Water: There's No Substitute Part II: At the Intersection of Ecology and Society 6. Population: A Problem of Quantity or Quality? 7. Transportation: Beyond Air Pollution 8. Food: From Farm to Fork 9. Energy Production: Our Sun-ny Prospects Part III: Organizing a Sustainable Society 10. Political Economy: Making Markets Fair and Sustainable 11. Governance: Biases and Blind Spots 12. Inequality and Growth: Prosperity for All Part IV: Shifting the Focus to Results 13. From Our Beliefs to Our Behaviors: Pragmatic Environmentalism in Action Glossary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813350004 20160830
Society and the Environment examines today's environmental controversies within a socio-organizational context. After outlining the contours of "pragmatic environmentalism, " Carolan considers the pressures that exist where ecology and society collide, such as population growth and its associated increased demands for food and energy. He also investigates how various ecological issues, such as climate change, are affecting our very own personal health. Finally, he drills into the social/structural dynamics--including political economy and the international legal system--that create ongoing momentum for environmental ills. This interdisciplinary text features a three-part structure in each chapter that covers "fast facts" about the issue at hand, examines its wide-ranging implications, and offers balanced consideration of possible real-world solutions. New to this edition are "Movement Matters" boxes, which showcase grassroots movements that have affected legislation. Discussion questions and key terms enhance the text's usefulness, making Society and the Environment the perfect learning tool for courses on environmental sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813350004 20160830
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xxvii, 466 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
The serious degradation of the vast peatlands of Indonesia since the 1990s is the proximate cause of the haze that endangers public health in Indonesian Sumatra and Borneo, and also in neighbouring Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Moreover peatlands that have been drained and cleared for plantations are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This new book explains the degradation of peat soils and outlines a potential course of action to deal with the catastrophe looming over the region. Concerted action will be required to reduce peatland fires, and a successful policy needs to enhance social welfare and economic survival, support natural conservation and provide a return on investment if there is to be a sustainable society in the peatlands. This book argues that regeneration is possible through a new policy of people's forestry that includes reforestation and rewetting peat soils. The data come from a major long-term research effort-the humanosphere project-that coordinates work done by researchers from the physical, natural and human or social sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814722094 20161124
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4 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • volume 1. Origins, approaches, and principles
  • volume 2. Media and environmental journalism
  • volume 3. Environmental risk and climate change communication
  • volume 4. Environmental publics: citizens, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.
Environmental communication is a rapidly expanding field of study, encompassing a wide range of topics such as social-discursive constructions of "nature, " journalism and media coverage of the environment, climate change communication, analyses of environmental rhetoric, public participation in environmental decisions and environmental risk communication to name but a few. This Major Work draws on a wide and varied range of sources to construct a comprehensive overview of the key issues in this fast-developing and highly topical area of research. Volume One: Origins, Approaches and Principles Volume Two: Media and Environmental Journalism Volume Three: Environmental Risk and Climate Change Communication Volume Four: Environmental Publics: Citizens, Corporations and Non-Governmental Organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473902527 20160619
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xx, 492 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • Chapter 1 Environmental Interrelationships Chapter 2 Environmental Ethics Chapter 3 Risk, Economics, and Environmental Concerns Chapter 4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment Chapter 5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms Chapter 6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities Chapter 7 Populations: Characteristics and Issues Chapter 8 Energy and Civilization: Patterns of Consumption Chapter 9 Nonrenewable Energy Sources Chapter 10 Renewable Energy Sources Chapter 11 Biodiversity Issues Chapter 12 Land-Use Planning Chapter 13 Soil and Its Uses Chapter 14 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management Chapter 15 Water Management Chapter 16 Air Quality Issues Chapter 17 Climate Change: A Twenty-first Century Issue Chapter 18 Solid Waste Management and Disposal Chapter 19 Environmental Regulations: Hazardous Substances and Wastes Chapter 20 Environmental Policy and Decision Making.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073532554 20170206
This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of "interrelationships" by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it.
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ii, 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
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176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Here is a rich collection of folklore, mythology, and tall tales concerning dogs. These provide a fascinating insight into the way in which humans think about dogs, and our emotional bond to our pets. The various stories include some that are spooky, some that are funny - and some that engage the same part of the mind that we use when reading detective stories, trying to figure out what is going to happen next, or solve a puzzle.The stories come from all over the world, and from many different time periods. In these captivating tales you can meet historical figures, such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus and the hero Odysseus, and find out how dogs make up part of their stories. Find out how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark. Learn whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.Facts, history, humor, and mysteries all blend together in this engaging collection of dog stories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845848606 20161205
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9. Herbarium [2016]

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224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for both food and wellbeing. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented by suggestions of classic combinations and helpful tips for gardeners. A reference section includes pieces on how to grow and keep herbs, seasonality and a map showing where our herbs are grown. A contemporary evolution of the traditional herbarium, presented in a fresh way for a younger audience and a new generation of cooks, Herbarium will expand readers' knowledge, improve culinary skills and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500518939 20161114
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287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human experience that diverse species have inspired their own stories, myths, songs, poems, paintings, and spiritual meanings. Some have achieved status as religious, cultural, or national symbols. In this beautifully illustrated volume Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. The author also pays homage to particular trees, such as the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, under which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the spectacular cherry trees of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long, long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300207330 20161010
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349 pages ; 23 cm
"In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail--from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the acumen of caterpillars and fungi. The paralysis of the scientific establishment on moral and ethical issues is confronted and a radical new framework for assessing the intelligence and sentience of nonhuman life is put forth. Jensen attacks mainstream environmental journalism, which too often limits discussions to how ecological changes affect humans or the economy--with little or no regard for nonhuman life. With his signature compassionate logic, he argues that when we separate ourselves from the rest of nature, we in fact orient ourselves against nature, taking an unjust and, in the long run, impossible position. Jensen expresses profound disdain for the human industrial complex and its ecological excesses, contending that it is based on the systematic exploitation of the earth. Page by page, Jensen, who has been called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement, demonstrates his deep appreciation of the natural world in all its intimacy, and sounds an urgent call for its liberation from human domination"-- Provided by publisher.
"One of America's leading and most passionate environmentalists dismantles the myth of human superiority. In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail--from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the acumen of caterpillars and fungi. The paralysis of the scientific establishment on moral and ethical issues is confronted and a radical new framework for assessing the intelligence and sentience of nonhuman life is put forth. Jensen attacks mainstream environmental journalism, which too often limits discussions to how ecological changes affect humans or the economy--with little or no regard for nonhuman life. With his signature compassionate logic, he argues that when we separate ourselves from the rest of nature, we in fact orient ourselves against nature, taking an unjust and, in the long run, impossible position. Jensen expresses profound disdain for the human industrial complex and its ecological excesses, contending that it is based on the systematic exploitation of the earth. Page by page, Jensen, who has been called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement, demonstrates his deep appreciation of the natural world in all its intimacy, and sounds an urgent call for its liberation from human domination"-- Provided by publisher.
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226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Writing on stone, writing in the wind / Ben A. Minteer and Stephen J. Pyne
  • Restoring the nature of America / Andrew C. Revkin
  • Nature preservation and political power in the Anthropocene / J.R. McNeill
  • Too big for nature / Erle C. Ellis
  • After preservation? : dynamic nature in the Anthropocene / Holmes Rolston III
  • Humility in the Anthropocene / Emma Marris
  • The anthropocene and Ozymandias / Dave Foreman
  • The higher altruism / Donald Worster
  • The Anthropocene : disturbing name, limited insight / John A. Vucetich, Michael Paul Nelson, and Chelsea K. Batavia
  • Ecology and the human future / Bryan Norton
  • A letter to the editors : in defense of the relative wild / Curt Meine
  • When extinction is a virtue / Ben A. Minteer
  • Pleistocene rewilding and the future of biodiversity / Harry W. Greene
  • The democratic promise of nature preservation / Mark Fiege
  • Green fire meets red fire / Stephen J. Pyne
  • Restoration, preservation, and conservation : an example for dry forests of the West / William Wallace Covington and Diane J. Vosick
  • Preserving nature on US federal lands : managing change in the context of change / Norman L. Christensen
  • After preservation : the case of the northern spotted owl / Jack Ward Thomas
  • Celebrating and shaping nature : conservation in a rapidly changing world / F. Stuart Chapin III
  • Move over Grizzly Adams : conservation for the rest of us / Michelle Marvier and Hazel Wong
  • Endangered species conservation : then and now / Jamie Rappaport Clark
  • Resembling the cosmic rhythms : the evolution of nature and stewardship in the age of humans / Amy Seidl
  • Coda / Bill McKibben.
From John Muir to the Endangered Species Act, environmentalism in America has always had close to its core a preservationist ideal. Generations have been inspired by its ethos - to protect nature from the march of human development. But we have to face the facts. Accelerating climate change, rapid urbanization, agricultural and industrial devastation, metastasizing fire regimes, and other quickening anthropogenic forces all attest to the same truth: the earth is now spinning through the age of humans. After Preservation takes stock of the ways we have tried to both preserve and exploit nature to ask a direct but profound question: what is the role of preservationism in an era of seemingly unstoppable human development, in what some have called the Anthropocene? Ben A. Minteer and Stephen J. Pyne bring together a stunning consortium of voices comprised of renowned scientists, historians, philosophers, environmental writers, activists, policy makers, and land managers to negotiate the incredible challenges that environmentalism faces. Some call for a new, post-preservationist model, one that is far more pragmatic and human-centered. Others push back, arguing for a more chastened vision of human action on the earth. Some try to establish a middle ground, while others ruminate more deeply on the meaning and value of wilderness. Some write on species lost, others on species saved, and yet others discuss the enduring practical challenges of managing our land, water, and air. From spirited optimism to careful prudence to critical skepticism, the resulting range of approaches offers an inspiring contribution to the landscape of modern environmentalism, one driven by serious, sustained engagements with the critical problems we must solve if the planet is going to survive the era we have ushered in.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226259826 20160618
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13. Atlas of the world [2015]

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1 atlas (iv, 145, 153 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 48 cm
  • World themes
  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Australia and Oceania
  • The poles
  • Oceans
  • Cities
  • Space
  • Nations.
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1 atlas (160 pages) : color maps ; 40 cm.
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173 pages
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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgement / Multidisciplinary Nature / Natural Resources / Ecosystems / Biodiversity and its Conservation / Environmental Pollution / Social Issues and the Environment / Human Population and the Environment / Field Work.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842658772 20160618
COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES covers in detail Renewable and non-renewable resources, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and its Conservation, Environmental Pollution, Social Issues and the Environment, Human Population and the Environment, and Field work Guidelines in eight elaborately written chapters full of case studies, statistics and discussion on the national and the international situation, and a number of questions. The book will be helpful to students of all disciplines offering Environmental studies as a general optional subject or as a major. It will also be useful to students at master level and for competitive examinations as it covers different aspects of environmental and ecology including water, air and soil pollution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842658772 20160618
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C1-C20, 654 pages ; 27 cm
The authority on natural resource use and management agencies around the world. Do you want to take action to protect Earth's environment? Are you interested in learning more about wildlife conservation and environmental groups? The Conservation Directory 2015 is a great resource for budding environmental activists and scholars alike who want to achieve a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable future. This all-inclusive volume is an amazing resource that can help further these environmental goals. The new and revised 2015 edition of the Conservation Directory is the most comprehensive listing of conservation and environmental organizations yet published, with information on more than four thousand government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and colleges and universities, as well as more than eighteen thousand officials concerned with environmental conservation, education, and natural resource use and management. Each entry contains detailed contact information, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Also included are selected email and Internet addresses, descriptions of program areas, senior staff by name and responsibility, principal publications, and more. Entries are categorized by organization and state or country and are indexed alphabetically and by subject on topics ranging from acid rain to zoology. Each person listed in the directory is also indexed alphabetically.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631440106 20160704
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326 p. : ill. (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Empires of Tea, Section 1: An Exotic Brew (1650-1720), Section 2: A Cultural Infusion (1720-1780), Section 3: A Drink of Nations (1770-1955), Epilogue: Global Tea.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780234403 20160618
Tea has a rich and well-documented past. The beverage originated in Asia long before making its way to seventeenth-century London, where it became an exotic, highly sought after commodity. Over the subsequent two centuries, tea's powerful psychoactive properties seduced British society, becoming popular across the nation from castle to cottage. Now the world'smost popular drink, tea was one of the first truly global products to find a mass market, with tea drinking now stereotypically associated with British identity. Imported by the East India Company in increasing quantities across the eighteenthcentury, tea inaugurated the first regular exchange between China and Britain, both commercial and cultural. While European scientists struggled to make sense of its natural history and medicinal properties, the delicate flavour profile and hot preparation of tea inspired poets, artists and satirists. Becoming central to everyday life, tea was embroiled in controversy, from the gossip of the domestic tea table to the civil disorder occasioned by smuggling, and the political scandal of theBoston Tea Party to the violent conflict of the Anglo- Chinese Opium War.Such stories shaped the contexts for the imperial teaindustry that later developed across India and Sri Lanka. Empire of Tea is based on extensive original research, providing a rich cultural history that explores how the British 'way of tea' became the norm across the Anglophone world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780234403 20160618
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19. Environment [2015]

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xv, 505, 18 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm
Environment, Ninth Edition weaves the central themes of Systems and Sustainability throughout the text to help students understand the connection between the core concepts of Environmental Science and their daily lives. The 9th edition features a rich collection of current case studies and in-text examples, highlighting local and regional issues which provide students with the science and tools to understand, apply, and think critically about environmental science. In addition to the text, the integrated learning design of WileyPLUS Learning Space incorporates a wealth of resources: animations, videos, podcasts, and interactive exercises. It also provides instructors a powerful tools to assess individual students progresses well as the class as a whole. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118875827 20160618
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xiii, 275 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgments 1. Scientific Background 2. Logic, Prescriptive Reasoning, and Ethical Theories 3. Near-term Anthropocentrism 4. Long-term Anthropocentrism 5. Animal Ethics 6. Ethics of Life 7. Applications and Speculations Glossary References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415535847 20160617
Broad in scope, this introduction to environmental ethics considers both contemporary issues and the extent of humanity's responsibility for distant future life. John Nolt, a logician and environmental ethicist, interweaves contemporary science, logical analysis, and ethical theory into the story of the expansion of ethics beyond the human species and into the far future. Informed by contemporary environmental science, the book deduces concrete policy recommendations from carefully justified ethical principles and ends with speculations concerning the deepest problems of environmental ethics. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, annotated suggestions for further readings, the explanations of key terms when first mentioned, and an extensive glossary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415535847 20160617
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